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15_05 Emergency and Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC §89.1070

The Texas Education Agency posted an update to the Commissioner’s Rules on May 22, 2015:

“The emergency and proposed amendment reflect changes made to the state’s assessment graduation requirements by Senate Bill (SB) 149, 84th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2015, that took immediate effect for the 2014-2015 school year.”

“The proposed amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 89, Subchapter AA, Division 2, §89.1070,Graduation Requirements, would reflect the changes to the graduation requirements for students receiving special education services by amending language in §89.1070 to specify that a student receiving special education services who has failed to achieve the EOC assessment graduation requirements for no more than two courses may graduate under the Recommended or Distinguished Achievement High School Programs or may graduate under the Foundation High School Program with endorsements if all other requirements are met. These provisions in new §89.1070(d), (f), and (g)(2) are effective only with the 2014-2015, 2015-2016, and 2016-2017 school years. Corresponding technical edits would be made throughout the rule.”


Public Hearing Notice: Public hearings on the proposed amendment have been scheduled for Monday, June 15, 2015, and Wednesday, June 17, 2015, in Room 1-111, William B. Travis Building, 1701 North Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78701. The public hearing on June 15 will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The public hearing on June 17 will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Questions about the scheduled public hearings on the proposed amendment to 19 TAC §89.1070, Graduation Requirements, should be directed to the TEA Division of Federal and State Education Policy at (512) 463-9414.

Public Comment Period: June 5, 2015 – July 6, 2015.

TEA Website: http://tea.texas.gov/About_TEA/Laws_and_Rules/Commissioner_Rules_(TAC)/15_05_Emergency_and_Proposed_Amendment_to_19_TAC_%C2%A789_1070/


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